Faculty
 Spencer Bagley
 Bill Bynum
 Jonas D’Andrea
 Sean Raleigh
 Bianca Thompson
 Janine Wittwer
Program Goals
 Critical Thinking
 To develop the cognitive and affective skills to address previously unsolved problems.
 In all courses, to construct wellreasoned arguments with no gaps, and critique the
arguments of others. In more advanced courses, to learn to read and construct valid
mathematical proofs, and critique proofs constructed by others.
 To learn appropriate uses of technology at all levels.
 In all courses, to develop competencies in the core curriculum of mathematics that
prepare students for success in a major program. For majors, to develop competencies
in the core curriculum of mathematics that prepare students for success in a graduate
program or mathematicallyfocused career.
 Creativity
 To appreciate the sociocultural context of mathematics and its role in human cultures
and societies.
 To experience the beauty, creativity, and power of mathematics.
 To develop students’ identity as mathematicians, doers of mathematics, and members
of mathematical communities.
 Collaboration
 To offer curricular and cocurricular opportunities for student leadership and collaboration.
 To collaborate with others in posing and addressing problems.
 Communication
 To learn how to effectively communicate one’s mathematical ideas in words, symbols,
numbers, and diagrams, both orally and in writing.
 To communicate mathematics at appropriate levels with others inside and outside of
the mathematical community.
 Global Responsibility
 To engage the community through applying mathematical knowledge, service learning,
internships, and other opportunities.
 To experience nonWesternEuropean mathematics as equally valid forms of mathematical
practice.
 To appreciate the contributions of mathematicians from historically minoritized, oppressed,
and/or nonEuropean backgrounds.
 Career Planning
 To learn about career opportunities and internships in mathematics and related fields.
Objectives
The Mathematics Program offers an academic major, minor, and applied minor as well
as an elementary teaching minor. The curriculum in mathematics at Westminster meets
the needs of students preparing to teach mathematics, students planning on graduate
studies, students desiring to pursue nonteaching degrees in mathematics, students
majoring in other academic disciplines who need a mathematics foundation, and students
desiring practice in the art of logical thinking.
Program Requirements
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA in courses (excluding the world
language requirement) required for both the academic major and minors and the teaching
minors. For students seeking a mathematics teaching Level 2 endorsement, each course
grade must be at least C. No more than six (6) credit hours from May term courses
may be applied to the elective upper division mathematics requirement for the academic
major. Prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C or better. Students
enrolled in mathematics courses without the required prerequisites may be withdrawn
by the instructor.
Students must meet the universitywide graduation requirements in addition to the
Mathematics major:
 124 total hours
 30 upper division hours
 WCore or Honors College requirements
Mathematics Major
Requirement Description 
Credit Hours 
Prerequisites 
I. World Language Requirement 
8 

Mathematics majors must complete eight credit hours in a single world language. 



II. Lower Division Courses 
24 

DATA 220 
Introduction to Statistics 
4 

MATH 201 
Calculus I (if needed) 
4 
MATH 144 or placement test 
MATH 202 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 201 or placement test 
MATH 203 
Multivariate Calculus 
4 
MATH 202 
MATH 210 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 

WCSAM 203 
Linear Algebra 
4 


III. Upper Division Courses 
10 

MATH 312 
Abstract Algebra 
4 
MATH 210 
MATH 321 
Advanced Calculus 
4 
MATH 201, 210 
Choose one of the following: 


MATH 485 or 
Senior Seminar or 
2 
Senior standing or consent of instructor 
WCSAM 400 
Science Capstone (by advisor approval) 
2 


IV. Electives 
15 

Additional upperdivision coursework in MATH (fifteen). Students may apply at most six credits of May term hours toward the upper division
elective requirement. 



V. Required Courses from Other Programs 
810 

PHYS 211 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and Lab (or 4 or 5 on the AP Physics Exam) 
4 
MATH 144; Corequisite: MATH 201 
Computational Requirement: Choose one option from the following list* 


CMPT 201 
Introduction to Computer Science 
4 

CMPT 202 
Intro to Data Structures 
4 
CMPT 201 OR CMPT 210 
CMPT 190
AND
DATA 360 
Learning to Code (Python)
AND
Data Science with Python 
2 
CMPT 190 OR CMPT 202
AND
DATA 220 
CMPT 190
AND
BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 370 
Learning to Code (Python)
AND
Scientific Computing 
2
AND
4 
PHYS 211 OR MATH 201
AND
PHYS 151 

Total Hours for the Mathematics Major 
6567 

*Note: "Doubledipping" is allowed for the computational requirement. For example, a Computer
Science major can use credit for CMPT 201 or CMPT 202 to meet this requirement. A
Data Science minor can use DATA 360 to satisfy this requirement. However, a student
cannot use DATA 360 both to satisfy this requirement and receive upperdivision elective
credit in Section IV above for the MATH major.
Recommended Plan of Study
Listed below is a suggested plan of study for completing the mathematics course requirements.
Students should check with their advisors at least once a year as course offerings
may change from what is listed. Students must also meet universitywide requirements
for graduation.

Fall Semester 
Spring Semester 
Year 1 
DATA 220 or Computational Requirement MATH 201 
MATH 202 MATH 210 
Year 2 
DATA 220 or Computational Requirement MATH 203 
WCSAM 203 MATH elective (upper division) 
Year 3 
MATH elective (upper division) PHYS 211 
MATH 312 MATH elective (upper division) 
Year 4 
MATH 321 MATH elective (upper division) 
MATH 485 
Mathematics Minor
Requirement Description 
Credit Hours 
Prerequisites 
I. Required Courses 
20 

DATA 220 
Introduction to Statistics 
4 

MATH 201 
Calculus I (if needed) 
4 
MATH 144 or placement test 
MATH 202 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 201 or placement test 
MATH 210 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 

WCSAM 203 
Linear Algebra 
4 


II. Elective Courses 
7 

Chosen from MATH 203 Multivariate Calculus, and upperdivision coursework in MATH 
7 


Total Hours for the Mathematics Minor 
27 

Applied Minor
Students may count credit hours in sections I and II below toward this minor and toward
completion of a major. In other words, this is an exception to the university policy
that disallows doublecounting of elective courses.
Requirement Description 
Credit Hours 
Prerequisites 
I. Required Courses 
12 

DATA 220 
Introduction to Statistics 
4 

MATH 201 
Calculus I 
4 
MATH 144 or placement test 
WCSAM 203 
Linear Algebra 
4 


II. Upper Division Courses 
4 

Take one of the following courses, from any of the groups: 


Computation 


BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 370 
Scientific Computing 
4 
PHYS 211 or both PHYS 151 and MATH 201 
CMPT 306 
Algorithms 
4 
CMPT 202, MATH 210 
MATH 362 
Topics in Applied Mathematics 
4 
MATH 201 and WCSAM 203, MATH 211, or PHYS 309 
Economics/Finance 


ECON 499 
Introduction to Econometrics 
4 
ECON 253 or 263, and either DATA 150 or DATA 220 
FINC 305 
Investments and Analysis 
4 
FINC 300 
Science 


MATH 363 
Differential Equations 
4 
MATH 202 
PHYS 309 
Mathematical Methods of Physics 
4 
MATH 202, PHYS 211 
Statistics 


MATH 310 
Probability and Statistics 
4 
MATH 202 
PSYC 390 
Quantitative Research Methods 
4 
DATA 220, PSYC 270 
PUBH 305 
Epidemiology 
4 
PUBH 101, 210 

III. Electives 
10 

MATH 202 
Calculus II 
4 
MATH 201 or placement test 
MATH 203 
Multivariate Calculus 
4 
MATH 202 
MATH 210 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 

MATH 308 
Putnam Seminar 
1 
WCSAM 203 or MATH 211 
MATH 310 
Probability and Statistics 
4 
MATH 202 
MATH 311 
Linear Algebra II 

MATH 210, WCSAM 203 
MATH 321 
Advanced Calculus 
4 
MATH 201, 210 
MATH 362 
Topics in Applied Mathematics 
4 
MATH 201 and WCSAM 203 or PHYS 309 
MATH 363 
Differential Equations 
4 
MATH 202 
MATH 300 
Special Topics in Mathematics designated as applied math topics. 

Instructor permission 
DATA 350 
Statistical Modeling 
4 
DATA 220 
DATA 370 
Statistical Learning 
4 
DATA 350 
Other MATH course work as approved by the program chair. 



Total Hours for the Applied Minor 
26 

Elementary Teaching Minor (Level II)
Requirement Description 
Credit Hours 
Prerequisites 
I. Required Courses 
23 

EDUC 387 
Methods of Teaching Secondary School Math 
3 

MATH 201 
Calculus I 
4 
MATH 144 or placement test 
MATH 210 
Discrete Mathematics 
4 

MATH 314 
Foundations of Geometry 
4 
MATH 201; pre or corequisite: MATH 210 
Take one course from the following group: 


DATA 150 or 
Data and Society or 
4 

DATA 220 
Introduction to Statistics 
4 


Total Hours for the Elementary Teaching Minor 
23 

Placement in Mathematics Courses
A member of the mathematics faculty should be consulted for any questions about placement
in mathematics courses.
Proper placement in mathematics is critical, especially for students registering for
a freshmanlevel mathematics course. Students with questions regarding placement should
consult with their academic advisors.
Students receiving scores of 4 or 5 on one of the calculus advanced placement examinations
receive the following Westminster credit:
Exam 
Score 
Credit Given 
Calculus AB 
45 
MATH 201 (4 credits) 
Calculus BC 
45 
MATH 201 and MATH 202 (8 credits) 